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EU MIGRATION POLICY: A Push Back for Migrants’ Rights in Greece?

junio 2014

This report provides input at the event from migrants’ rights advocates from Greece, EU policymakers and other organisations and actors on how to address the shortcomings of current policies on migration management and border control developed at EU level which negatively impact human rights of migrants in Greece. The report is based on a public debate held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 20 March 2014, entitled: “EU Migration Policy: A Push Back for Migrants’ Rights in Greece?”.


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Recommendations to the European Union to Urgently Address Criminalisation and Violence Against Migrants in Greece

marzo 2014

This document brings together recommendations towards European Union (EU) policymakers and other representatives of the EU institutions, from numerous organisations representing and working with migrants, asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in Greece. It is a joint initiative calling for urgent action to improve the situation of migrants in Greece.


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Guaranteeing Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrants in Europe: What Role Can Local and Regional Authorities Play?

octubre 2013

PICUM’s report Guaranteeing Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrants in Europe: What Role Can Local and Regional Authorities Play? outlines the crucial role played by local and regional authorities in ensuring the implementation of fundamental rights of undocumented migrants, with the particular example of access to health care. The report is the outcome of a roundtable discussion held by PICUM together with EUROCITIES at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 12 December 2012.The report provides a set of recommendations to all actors involved which are also available in French, Spanish and Italian.


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Realising the Rights of Children and Families in an Irregular Migration Situation

agosto 2013

On 26 February 2013 PICUM held an international workshop on: "Children First and Foremost: Realising the rights of children and families in an irregular migration situation". This international conference consolidated both PICUM’s work on undocumented children and PICUM’s two-year capacity-building project entitled “Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe”. The conference highlighted the difficulties undocumented children face in accessing rights such as education, healthcare and housing, and the good practice strategies that have been developed to surmount the practical and administrative barriers to accessing rights.


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Estrategias legales para garantizar los derechos humanos de migrantes en situación irregular

junio 2013

El 15 de junio de 2012 más de 200 participantes se reunieron para participar en el tallerinternacional de PICUM “Estrategias legales para garantizar los derechos humanos demigrantes en situación irregular”. Este informe es un resumen y una consolidación de lainformación y asesoramiento estratégico que fue compartido por una multitud de actoresdurante este taller.


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Child poverty and well-being: Spotlight on the situation of migrant children in Cyprus and the EU

junio 2013

The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), in partnership with the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Cyprus, the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus, Eurochild, and KISA, Action for Equality Support and Antiracism, organised an expert roundtable meeting on the subject of “Child poverty and well-being: Spotlight on the situation of migrant children in Cyprus and the EU” on 17 October 2012.


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Migrants and the Right to Equal Treatment in Cyprus

mayo 2013

On 21 November 2012, in Nicosia, Cyprus, PICUM - thePlatform for International Cooperation on UndocumentedMigrants - along with its Cypriot member organisation,KISA - Action for Equality, Support and Antiracism (ΚΙΣΑ -Κίνηση για Ισότητα, Στήριξη, Αντιρατσισμό), organised aninternational workshop entitled “Migrants and the Right toEqual Treatment in Cyprus.” This event was co-organisedwith the Office of the Commissioner of Administration(Ombudsman) of the Republic of Cyprus, the EuropeanCommission Representation in Cyprus, the Office of theEuropean Parliament in Cyprus, Association Européennepour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (AEDH) and theEuropean Network Against Racism (ENAR).

The Introduction and the Recommendations are available in Greek at the end of the report.


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The Silent Humanitarian Crisis in Greece Devising Strategies to Improve the Situation of Migrants in Greece

abril 2013

On 3 December 2012, over 90 participants representing civil societyorganizations, professionals, practitioners, advocates, activists,journalists, donors and migrant communities attended a workshopin Athens entitled “The silent humanitarian crisis in Greece: Devisingstrategies to improve the situation of migrants in Greece”. This event was organised by PICUM, i-RED Institute for Rights, Equality andDiversity, Greek Council for Refugees, Doctors of the World Greece,and Amnesty International - Greece Section.The workshop provided a forum for organisations working on migrants’rights in Greece to come together and identify allies and opportunitiesfor action amidst the complex political, social and economic situation,in order to improve the lives of migrants in Greece.

This report is also available in Greek.


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Building Strategies to Improve the Protection of Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe - Country Brief Italy

junio 2012

This brief (in Italian) has been prepared to support the Italy workshop on the local reception of undocumented families: “Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Italy”, which took place in May 2012 in Turin. It is outlining the laws and policies relating to the rights to healthcare, education and housing of children in an irregular migration situation in Italy and the situation in practice. The brief is part of the Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe project, co-funded by the European Commission Daphne III programme.


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Building Strategies to Improve the Protection of Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe - Country Brief France

mayo 2012

This brief (in French) has been prepared to support the French workshop on children in an irregular migration situation: “Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in France”, which will take place in May 2012 in Paris. It is outlining the laws and policies relating to the rights to healthcare, education and housing of children in an irregular migration situation in France and the situation in practice. The brief is part of the Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe project, co-funded by the European Commission Daphne III programme.


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Advocating for the Human Rights of Undocumented Migrants: Strategies, Successes and Opportunities

abril 2012

PICUM held a workshop for its members in Brussels,Belgium, on 24 June 2011, to discuss strategies, successes andopportunities to advocate for the human rights of undocumented migrants. It marked PICUM’s ten-year anniversary and was attended by an unprecedented number of PICUM member organisations and individuals, who took the occasion to strengthen the PICUM network by actively participating and sharing experiences.


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Building Strategies to Improve the Protection of Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe - Country Brief Belgium

marzo 2012

This brief (in French) has been prepared to support the Belgian workshop on children in an irregular migration situation: “Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Belgium”, which took place in April 2012 in Brussels. It is outlining the laws and policies relating to the rights to healthcare, education and housing of children in an irregular migration situation in Belgium and the situation in practice. The brief is part of the Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe project, co-funded by the European Commission Daphne III programme.


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Building Strategies to Improve the Protection of Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe - Country Brief Netherlands

febrero 2012

This brief (in Dutch) has been prepared to support the Netherlands workshop on the local reception of undocumented families: “Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in the Netherlands”, which took place in February 2012 in Leiden. It is outlining the laws and policies relating to the rights to healthcare, education and housing of children in an irregular migration situation in the Netherlands and the situation in practice. The brief is part of the Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe project, co-funded by the European Commission Daphne III programme.


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Building Strategies to Improve the Protection of Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe - Country Brief Poland

diciembre 2011

This brief (in Polish) has been prepared to support the Poland workshop: “Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Poland”, on 9 December 2011 in Warsaw. It is outlining the laws and policies relating to the rights to healthcare, education and housing of children in an irregular migration situation in Poland and the situation in practice. The brief is part of the "Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe project", co-funded by the European Commission Daphne III programme. Other country briefs will be prepared for Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.


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Building Strategies to Improve the Protection of Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe - Country Brief United Kingdom

octubre 2011

This brief has been prepared to support the UK workshop:“Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in the United Kingdom”, which took place in October 2011 in London. It is outlining the laws and policies relating to the rights to healthcare, education and housing of children in an irregular migration situation in the UK and the situation in practice. The brief is part of the Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in Europe project, co-funded by the European Commission Daphne III programme. Other country briefs will be prepared for Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain.


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Preventing Undocumented Pregnant Women and Children from Accessing health Care: fostering health inequalities in Europe

marzo 2011

This report highlights the presentations and discourse which took place during the public hearing on 8 December 2010, in the European Parliament on “Preventing Undocumented Pregnant Women and Children from Accessing Health Care: Fostering Health Inequalities in Europe”. The event was coordinated by the EuropeanAnti-Poverty Network (EAPN), European Women’s Lobby (EWL), Médecins du Monde (MdM), and thePlatform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM). This report was prepared by PICUM.


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Violencia y explotación de las mujeres inmigrantes indocumentadas: creación de estrategias para detener la impunidad

marzo 2011

PICUM llevó a cabo un taller en Bruselas,Bélgica, el 25 de junio de 2010 para debatir sobre los desafíos,oportunidades y tendencias actuales en relación a la protección de los derechos de las mujeres indocumentadas en Europa.


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Report on an Workshop organized by the European Commission, DG Research on Undocumented and irregular migration: policy developments, data and social implications

noviembre 2009

The objective of this workshop was to present the main results of the research projects CLANDESTINO and UWT to the policy community based in Brussels. The main topics discussed in the workshop were the CLANDESTINO database on irregular migration which presents and classifies (as low, medium or high quality) estimates and data on irregular migration in the European Union and in selected member states, the possible ways through which migrants become irregular and vice-versa, the impact of irregular migration in EU labour markets and the impact of member-states’ policies on regular and irregular migration.The report highlights key points of discussion of the workshop and provides an overview of the contributions of the speakers.


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Report on an International Workshop organized by PICUM, MRN and COMPAS on Understanding Irregular Migration in Northern Europe

marzo 2009

The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), in cooperation with the ESRC Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS) and Migrants Rights Network (MRN) held a workshop on 27 March 2009 in London, UK, entitled “Understanding Irregular Migration in Northern Europe.”The workshop was part of the EU funded CLANDESTINO project – “Undocumented Migration: Counting the Uncountable. Data and Trends across Europe” and brought together nearly 150 participants including representatives of NGOs and trade unions, researchers, local authorities, policy makers, journalists, and other professionals to discuss policies and responses to irregular migration in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.This report provides an overview of the contributions of the speakers as well as the main themes of discussion in the plenary and workshop sessions.


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Undocumented Children in Europe: Invisible Victims of Immigration Restrictions

enero 2009

PICUM held an international conference in Brussels on 22-23 January 2009 to culminate its two-year project on undocumented children in Europe.This report provides an overview of the conference, what was discussed by the speakers and participants, and to deliver the overall themes and sentiments shared during the event.  more than 150 representatives of NGOs, local authorities, social workers, policy makers, researchers andother actors came together to specifically address the situation ofundocumented children and how control policies directed againstirregular migration affect them. Representing more than 20 countries both in the EU and beyond, participants highlighted numerous examples of violations of undocumented children’s rights.


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Workshop on “Fighting Discrimination-Based Violence Against Undocumented Children”

abril 2008

The PICUM held a workshop on 4 April 2008 in Brussels, Belgium, on the protection of undocumented children in their access to basic social rights.The workshop brought together nearly 100 participants, including representatives of NGOs, local authorities, professionals from diverse fields, and other actors to share experiences and discuss ways to address the problems associated with insufficient access to basic social services for undocumented children.This report provides an overview of the contributions of the speakers as well as the main themes of discussion in the plenary and workshop sessions.


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NGO Round Table Report on Civil Society Strategies to Promote the Use of Regularisation Programmes for Irregular Migrants in Europe

octubre 2007

This report, prepared by PICUM on behalf of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population, presents the proposals made by civil society to promote the use of regularisation programmes for irregular migrants in Europe at the NGO Round Table in Strasbourg on 1 October 2007. It also takes into account the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population Report on “Regularisation Programmes for Irregular Migrants” hereafter referred to as the Greenway report, and Resolution 1568 and Recommendation 1807 (2007) of the Parliamentary Assembly.


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Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrants

junio 2007

To mark the end of its two-year project on access to health care for undocumented migrants in Europe, PICUM held a two-day event consisting of an International conference and workshop sessions.

This report provides an overview of the contributions of the speakers as well as the main themes of discussion in the plenary and workshop sessions in a conference which brought together nearly 200 participants to share experiences  and discuss ways to address the problems associated with insufficient access to health care services for undocumented migrants.


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Ten Ways to Protect Undocumented Migrant Workers

marzo 2006

To accompany the launch of its report 'Ten Ways to Protect Undocumented Migrant Workers', PICUM held a series of events in March 2006.

i) CONFERENCE: 'Protecting Undocumented Workers in Europe'
On 23 March 2006, PICUM, with the support of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), held a conference on the successes and strategies for protecting undocumented migrant workers. 
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ii) POLICY DIALOGUE: 'Ten Ways to Protect Undocumented Workers' 
This policy dialogue 'Regularisation is not the only policy: Ten Ways to Protect Undocumented Migrant Workers' explored the steps which can be taken to protect migrant workers from exploitation
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REPORT


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Workshop on Drafting an Ethical Code for social workers assisting undocumented migrants

enero 2002

At PICUM 2001 meeting on 'Ethical Arguments for working with undocumented migrants', many participants spoke of the need for an Ethical Code for social workers that work in the field of undocumented migration. A small Working Group to draft such a Code met in the Netherlands


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